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Ballooning Plate: C.1687-1928

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Titles

Ballooning Plate

Maker(s)

Probably Unidentified Lambeth Pottery (Pottery)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue, green, yellow,and manganese-purple

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed pale greenish-grey and painted in blue, green, yellow, and manganese-purple. Circular with a narrow sloping rim, shallow sloping sides and flat centre. The middle is decorated with a hot-air balloon in the sky over a house, trees, and a fence. The rim has a border of green festoons with manganese pendants between them, blue floral sprays, and a blue feathered edge.

Notes

History note: Purchased from the Cambridge dealer Mr Freeman, in May 1889 for 12s. 6d. by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 23.2 cm
Height: 3.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Lambeth ⪼ Surrey ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Late 18th century
George III
Circa 1784 CE - 1786 1786 CE

Note

Probably made at Lambeth, at either the Lambeth High Street or Glasshouse Street potteries. The scene was probably inspired by Vincenzo Lunardi's flight from Moorfields in London in 1784 or several which he made from St George's Fields, Southwark in 1785.

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, green, yellow, and manganese-purple)

Materials used in production

greenish white Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Tin-glazed earthenware, moulded, tin-glazed pale greenish-white, and painted in blue, green, yellow, and manganese-purple high temperature (oxide) colours; the glaze on the reverse is greenish-grey and there are three peg marks on the back of the rim
Tin-glazing

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1687-1928
Primary reference Number: 72454
Old object number: 1005
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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